10 Anomalies, Paradoxes, And Mysteries According to Jeff Owen

10.  Kaye Effect: Shampoo behaving against the laws of physics

The Kaye Effect is a property of complex liquids which was first described by the British engineer Alan Kaye in 1963.

While pouring one viscous mixture of an organic liquid onto a surface, the surface suddenly spouted an upcoming jet of liquid which merged with the downgoing one.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaye_effect

9.  The Mystery of the M.V. Joyita:  Pirates? Aliens? Sea monsters? Who knows…

MV Joyita was a merchant vessel from which 25 passengers and crew mysteriously disappeared in the South Pacific in 1955. It was found adrift in the South Pacific without its crew on board. The ship was in very poor condition, including corroded pipes and a radio which, while functional, only had a range of about 2 miles due to faulty wiring. Despite this, the extreme buoyancy of the ship made sinking nearly impossible. Investigators were puzzled as to why the crew did not remain on board and wait for help.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Joyita 

8.  Firebows: Beautiful clouds on high

7.  The Taman Shud Case: WHAT HAPPENED?!? 

The Tamam Shud Case, also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach in Adelaide, South Australia. It is named after a phrase, tamam shud, meaning "ended" or "finished" in Persian, on a scrap of the final page of The Rubaiyat, found in the hidden pocket of the man's trousers.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case

6. Achilles & the Tortoise:  Real brain buster of a math paradox

Zeno's paradoxes are a set of philosophical problems generally thought to have been devised by Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (ca. 490–430 BC) to support Parmenides's doctrine that contrary to the evidence of one's senses, the belief in plurality and change is mistaken, and in particular that motion is nothing but an illusion. It is usually assumed, based on Plato's Parmenides (128a-d), that Zeno took on the project of creating these paradoxes because other philosophers had created paradoxes against Parmenides's view. Thus Plato has Zeno say the purpose of the paradoxes "is to show that their hypothesis that existences are many, if properly followed up, leads to still more absurd results than the hypothesis that they are one." (Parmenides 128d). Plato has Socrates claim that Zeno and Parmenides were essentially arguing exactly the same point (Parmenides 128a-b).

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeno's_paradoxes

5.  The Mandelbrot set:  Don’t go cross-eyed watching this math unfold

The Mandelbrot set is the set of complex numbers 'c' for which the sequence ( c , c² + c , (c²+c)² + c , ((c²+c)²+c)² + c , (((c²+c)²+c)²+c)² + c , ...) does not approach infinity. The set is closely related to Julia sets (which include similarly complex shapes) and is named after the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who studied and popularized it. Mandelbrot set images are made by sampling complex numbers and determining for each whether the result tends towards infinity when a particular mathematical operation is iterated on it. Treating the real and imaginary parts of each number as image coordinates, pixels are colored according to how rapidly the sequence diverges, if at all.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandelbrot_set

4. 12,345,678 x 999,999,999:  

Get a big calculator and see the fun unveil itself!

3. The Dyatlov Pass Incident: Snow monster? Aliens? Mutiny? Who knows…

The Dyatlov Pass incident refers to the mysterious deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959. The incident happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (Холат-Сяхыл, a Mansi name, meaning Dead Mountain). The mountain pass where the incident occurred has since been named Dyatlov Pass(Перевал Дятлова) after the group's leader, Igor Dyatlov (Игорь Дятлов).

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

2. The Lead Masks Case:  WHAT HAPPENED?!?

The Lead Masks Case (PortugueseO Caso das Máscaras de Chumbo) was the name given to the events which led to the death of two Brazilian electronic technicians: Manoel Pereira da Cruz and Miguel José Viana. Their bodies were discovered on August 20, 1966.

Read more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_Masks_Case 

1.Oak Island Mystery: WHAT HAPPENED?!?

Oak Island is noted as the location of the so-called Money Pit and the site of over 200 years of treasure hunting. Repeated excavations have reported layers of apparently man-made artifacts as deep as 31 metres (102 ft), but ended in collapsed excavations and flooding. Critics argue that there is no treasure and that the pit is a natural phenomenon, likely a sinkhole.

Read more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Island